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Earl M. Baker
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 19th district

In office
January 3, 1989 – August 31, 1995[1]
Preceded by John Stauffer
Succeeded by Bob Thompson
Chairman of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania

In office
February 8, 1986[2] – February 12, 1990[3]
Preceded by Bob Asher
Succeeded by Anne Anstine
Member of the Chester County
Board of Commissioners

In office
January 5, 1976 – January 4, 1988
Succeeded by Dominic Marrone[4]
Personal details
Born January 22, 1940(1940-01-22) (age 81)[5]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Political party Republican

Earl M. Baker (born January 22, 1940) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 19th district from 1989 to 1995.[6] Baker also served twelve years as a member of the Chester County Board of Commissioners, and as Chairman of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania from 1986 to 1990.

Early life and education[]

Baker was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Ben Lippen High School. He received an A.B. in political science from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a M.A. and Ph.D. in government from American University in Washington, D.C..

He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He worked for The American Political Science Association in Washington and taught at Temple University before entering public service.[7]


Baker did not seek re-election to the Board of Commissioners in 1988,[4] opting instead to run for the State Senate seat being vacated by retiring incumbent John Stauffer.[8] In the primary election, he defeated State Rep. Peter Vroon.[8]


  1. Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania Senate - 1995-1996". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  2. The Philadelphia Inquirer
  3. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Philadelphia Inquirer
  5. Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications (1995). The Pennsylvania Manual. 112. Department of Property and Supplies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-11-17. 
  6. Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "B"". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  7. "Pennsylvania State Senate - Earl M Baker Biography". Retrieved 16 November 2019. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Philadelphia Inquirer

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